A Lifetime of Song

Katie’s memorial CD is a sell-out
Dec 31 2007 by Our Correspondent, Daily Post

WHEN the family of a popular eisteddfod soloist decided to release a CD in her memory little did they realise that demand would exceed all expectations. Within a matter of days of the Oes o Gan (Lifetime of Song) CD being launched in early December, all 250 copies had been sold. Now, sales of the CD in memory of soprano Katie Wyn Jones, of Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, are fast approaching 1,000. Proceeds from the sales go to T Gobaith hospice and St Twrog’s Church, Llandwrog.

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Perthyn (Belonging)

Emyr a Sian bach

Brother and sister, both distinguished singers in their own fields – together here for the first time.

Siân has a classical background and her vocal prowess has taken her from the stages of local ‘eisteddfodau’ to the world of professional opera. Emyr is best known for his association with a different type of opera – his role as ‘Meical’ in the popular welsh soap opera ‘Rownd a Rownd’. His stage roles include many musical productions and he also appears fronting his own rock group – ‘Emyr Gibson a’r Band’.

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Spirituals

Elwyn Wilson Jones CD

Elwyn Wilson Jones

This selection of gospel songs is filled with humour, irony and humility, some well known and iconic, some less familiar but equally powerful.

Elwyn Wilson Jones is known throughout Wales as a member of ‘Hogia’r Wyddfa’.  The material is close to his heart and perfectly suits the nature of his voice. The songs are in new arrangements by his good friend Dafydd Bullock, a well known composer from Llanberis whose work has been recorded, performed and broadcast internationally.

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